Barcelona Defeat Juventus in the Valverde Debut Game
Ernesto Valverde reap a positive result in his debut game as Barcelona’s new coach.
Barcelona won 2-1 over Juventus in the 2017 International Champions Cup match at the MetLife Stadium on Sunday (7/23/2017). This result is determined by dwigol Neymar and one goal back from Giorgio Chiellini.
La Blaugrana, as nicknamed Barcelona, took the initiative to attack since the beginning of the game. Not even “five minutes” old, they have created two dangerous chances from Neymar. However, his efforts were thwarted by Gianluigi Buffon.
Neymar paid for his failure in the 15th minute. Receiving a ball from Paco Alcacer sodoran, the Brazilian striker melepaska shot into the top corner of the goal.
Eleven minutes later, Neymar doubled the advantage. The process looks gorgeous. He “danced” in order to trick a number of Juventus players in the penalty box before conquering Buffon.
Juventus just got out of the pressure and spread the threat after the break. They almost cut the distance if measured shot Paulo Dybala not denied by Jasper Cillessen under Barcelona rule in the 62nd minute.
Just a minute later, Dybala again threatened. This time, he served for Chiellini’s header goal.
Responding to these goals, Barcelona again took over the game. There are two chances from Denis Suarez and Carles Alena, but failed to bear fruit third goal.
Until the long whistle sounded the referee, the score 2-1 to win Barcelona did not change. This becomes La Blaugrana’s first win at the 2017 International Champions Cup.
Valverde troops were eligible to occupy the second rank with a collection of three points and only lost on goal difference from Manchester United at the top of the table.